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Selassie I Jah

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Messenger: zion mountain Sent: 11/14/2014 7:04:05 AM

In 1928, two years before his
coronation, Ras Tafari/Haile
Selassie put down a rebellion
without firing a shot. There was an
old Oromo warlord named Balcha
Safo who didn’t recognize his
authority, and Balcha sent an army
of 10,000 men to Addis Ababa to
challenge the man who would be
king. Instead of fighting back with
an army of his own, as you might
expect, Ras Tafari invited Balcha to
a banquet in his honor. Balcha had
heard stories about famous people
getting killed or arrested at
banquets when they weren’t paying
attention, so he accepted–very
cautiously. He brought 600 men
along, and ordered them not to
drink so they could guard him.
At the banquet, Ras Tafari was the
perfect host, always acting polite
and deferential to his guest.
Balcha, on the other hand, was rude
and constantly made threats, until
even his own men were sneaking
over to Ras Tafari and apologizing
for the boorish behavior of their
boss. At the end of the banquet,
Ras Tafari sent Balcha off with gun
salutes and cheers. Because Ras
Tafari had not tried to spring any
sort of trap, Balcha was confident
that his host was a wimp who could
be defeated whenever he liked.
But when he reached the spot
where he had left his army, it
wasn’t there. Because Balcha had
been doubly careful to protect his
person, he had forgotten to protect
his army. While he had been
entertained at the banquet,
Selassie had sent his most trusted
official with gold and cash to
Balcha’s army, and this man bribed
the soldiers to hand over their
weapons and go away. Ras Tafari
also appointed a new governor to
run Balcha’s province, in place of
Balcha. When Balcha tried to go
home, he found one army blocking
the way and another army following
behind him, both of them loyal to
Ras Tafari.
Balcha Safo was shamed because he
had lost his army without a fight; he
returned to Ras Tafari, conceded
defeat and became a monk. He
stayed in a monastery until Italy
invaded Abyssinia, whereupon he
tried to rally a force to defend the
country, and got killed by
Mussolini’s troops.

Messenger: RAS NATE Sent: 11/14/2014 9:22:37 AM

Give thanks I.

JAH RasTafarI the all wise Lion.
Sometimes direct force is not the way to deafeat an enemy.But use his own offencive force against him like Aikido.

Blessed King

Messenger: jessep86 Sent: 11/20/2014 11:41:51 PM

Great Story of Ras Tafari my Joy

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